Finally breaking its silence, Apple said Wednesday that it has found bugs in its latest mobile operating system, iOS 5, that have cause some users to experience diminished battery life.

In a statement to All Things Digital, the company acknowledged that it has “found a few bugs that are affecting battery life” and said it will release a software update to address the bugs “in a few weeks.”

Users have been complaining about the diminished battery life on Apple’s support forums since the launch of the iPhone 4S on Oct. 14, but the company has remained characteristically silent about the issue until this week. Some users experiencing problems have shared their own workaround solutions such as turning off location services or disabling the setting that automatically sets the time zone.

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